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Investment analysts at Barclays increased their price target on shares of LifePoint Hospitals (NASDAQ:LPNT) from $59.00 to $69.00 in a note issued to investors on Monday. The firm currently has an “underweight” rating on the stock. Barclays’ price target would suggest a potential downside of 1.81% from the company’s current price.

A number of other analysts have also recently weighed in on LPNT. Analysts at RBC Capital raised their price target on shares of LifePoint Hospitals from $63.00 to $89.00 in a research note on Monday. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at Susquehanna raised their price target on shares of LifePoint Hospitals from $55.00 to $80.00 in a research note on Monday. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at Mizuho raised their price target on shares of LifePoint Hospitals from $72.00 to $80.00 in a research note on Friday. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. LifePoint Hospitals presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $68.23.

Shares of LifePoint Hospitals (NASDAQ:LPNT) traded up 1.34% on Monday, hitting $71.21. 450,991 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. LifePoint Hospitals has a one year low of $43.97 and a one year high of $76.30. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $63.69 and its 200-day moving average is $57.10. The company has a market cap of $3.214 billion and a P/E ratio of 23.12.

LifePoint Hospitals (NASDAQ:LPNT) last released its earnings data on Friday, July 25th. The company reported $0.84 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.55 by $0.29. The company had revenue of $1.05 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.01 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.65 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 15.4% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that LifePoint Hospitals will post $2.76 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

LifePoint Hospitals, Inc (NASDAQ:LPNT), through its subsidiaries, operates general acute care hospitals in non-urban communities in the United States.

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